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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Sharks are circling

The San Jose Sharks are making moves, while teams with cap issues may be primed to shed good players. More on both stories in Today's Tracks.

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Coyotes News

City of Glendale Asks Court to Deny Coyotes July Lease Payment - Five For Howling
The City of Glendale, Arizona today asked for the Maricopa Superior Court to change the temporary restraining order put in place last week to allow the city to not pay the owners of the Arizona Coyotes their next lease agreement payment due July 1st.

Arizona Coyotes fans boost Glendale tax revenue -
Despite arena deal dispute between Coyotes and Glendale, fans boost the city's tax revenue

Arizona Coyotes: Attendance Numbers Are Not Great - Howlin' Hockey
Ever since the Arizona Coyotes moved here, their attendance numbers have not been very good. Even after the great '11-'12 season, their attendance was down.

Picking third, Coyotes hold key to the NHL draft | Toronto Star
The team that holds the key is the Arizona Coyotes, picking third, and -- like the Maple Leafs -- in need of everything.

Springfield Falcons News

Ron Rolston to coach Springfield Falcons in 2015-16 - Five For Howling
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced the hiring of the former Sabres' head coach on Thursday.

News From Around the Hockey World

Let's talk about offer sheets (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
With the salary cap either barely rising, holding steady, or maybe even falling a bit, the buzzards are already circling.

Report: Blackhawks among final 4 teams to sign free agent defenseman Mike Reilly - Second City Hockey
The Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins are still in the hunt, but Chicago is listed as frontrunners to sign former Minnesota Golden Gopher star.

Sharks place Adam Burish on unconditional waivers for purpose of a buyout - Fear The Fin
The Adam Burish Era is officially over.

Sharks won’t re-sign Hannan or Scott, Niemi’s future uncertain | ProHockeyTalk
The Sharks appear to be undergoing a full revamp.

Report: Devan Dubnyk seeking over $5M per season on new, long-term contract | theScore
Dubnyk is trying to parlay his great season into a big deal.

Devan Dubnyk is Being Perfectly Reasonable - Hockey Wilderness
While $5 million a year might seem like a ridiculous salary for Dubnyk, a look at the Wild's situation and the market for goaltenders suggests otherwise.

Caps d-man Kundratek signs in KHL | ProHockeyTalk
25-year-old has agreed to join Dinamo Riga.

Report: Maple Leafs asking price for Kessel is too high | theScore
The price isn't right.

Panthers acquire F Greg McKegg from Maple Leafs for Zach Hyman and pick - Litter Box Cats
Cats send rights to Hyman and a conditional seventh-rounder north of the border

Dallas parting ways with veteran center Horcoff | ProHockeyTalk
"We’re moving toward a younger lineup, and I know Shawn will find the right fit on another team."

With Carl Soderberg gone, what will Bruins do with Loui Eriksson? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"We’re trying to plan for every circumstance that may exist," Sweeney said, via WEEI. "Carl was a very important part of our team this year. In a perfect world, we would be able to retain Carl. It’s highly unlikely at this point in time that that will be happening relative to our overall situation."

CWHL considering expansion to U.S., including potential team in Minnesota - Hockey Wilderness
The Canadian Women's Hockey League announced via press release Friday its intent to explore potential expansion to American markets, including teams in Minnesota and Chicago.

UPDATE: New court document explains detail of alleged Mike Ribeiro sexual assault - On the Forecheck
Warning: Details may be disturbing to readers.

Graham James pleads guilty to latest charge of sexual assault | ProHockeyTalk
Disgraced coach is currently serving a five-year prison sentence.

Your First Official NHL Offseason Primer - Grantland
The Stanley Cup has been awarded, time to forget that and move on to the offseason.

The Final Howl

Ranking the NHL's most tortured fan bases. - Sports on Earth